Gotha Middle School

Gotha Middle School serves 1,338 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Gotha Middle School operates within the Orange School District.

Overview

The student population of 1338 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,338 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 15:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
9%
3%
Hispanic
18%
28%
Black
31%
23%
White
39%
42%
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.72 0.45
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
51%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 190,131 students has grown by 10% over five years.
School District Name Orange School District
Number of Schools
Managed
255
22
Number of Students Managed 190,131 9,797
District Total Revenue $1,811 MM $138 MM
District Spending $1,837 MM $159 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,511 $13,793
District Spending / Student $10,663 $15,882
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Olympia High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chain Of Lakes Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Metrowest Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • OrlandoMetrowest Elementary School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1801 Lake Vilma Dr
    OrlandoFL 32835
    (407)296-6450
    1.1 mi | 1485 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • OcoeeThornebrooke Elementary School
    601 Thornebrooke Dr
    OcoeeFL 34761
    (407)909-1301
    1.5 mi | 718 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • OrlandoFrangus Elementary School
    380 Killington Way
    OrlandoFL 32835
    (407)296-6469
    1.6 mi | 639 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • OcoeeWestbrooke Elementary School
    500 Tomyn Blvd
    OcoeeFL 34761
    (407)656-6228
    1.7 mi | 638 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Orlando Windy Ridge K-8 Elementary School
    3900 Beech Tree Dr
    OrlandoFL 32835
    (407)296-5100
    2 mi | 1160 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - This school is great :D I love it ... It has a great amount of music and art for our brains and alot more... THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A SCHOOL I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND! - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - Gotha middle school has GREATTT sports and extracurricular activites....they get EVERBODDY involved. I actually qo to that school and they have taught me many thinqs...i have learned many and i hope many go to that school. you will LOVEEEEE IT!!!! - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended October 22, 2010 - Don't let the wonderful comments you see online fool you. For the past 7-10 years, Gotha Middle School has gotten significantly worse. There is one particular teacher that has been in honors algebra for several years, and she publicly taunts her students on a routine basis. Parents have complained about her, year after year. Principal does nothing. There is little that can be done to foment a nurturing educational environment if the harassment and bullying begins in the classroom. Their anti bullying measures are a sham - a mere exercise in form, but not substance. Kids get beaten up, their lunchboxes get kicked in, their books and bicycles stolen. Principal does nothing. Students have been found engaging in sexual activity, drugs and guns have been confiscated. Principal does nothing unless it gets into the papers, then new measures are passed, that are just like the old measures. Things quickly return to the same old thing, and nothing really is changed. FYI - I have had continued contact with the student body for over 7-8 years, and have a better perspective than most about what is going on here. Dig into my allegations, and you will find that I am telling the truth. Believe me - or don't, I don't care. The bottom line is that kids do not feel safe, both inside and out of the classroom. They unfortunately do not speak up about it, for fear of getting moved out of their honors courses. These kids deserve more from OCPS, but aren't getting it. When will GMS truly change? - Posted by Parent

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